31 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

31 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Addis Ababa
— 11 nights
2
Axum
— 4 nights
3
Lalibela
— 6 nights
4
Gonder
— 2 nights
5
Bahir Dar
— 1 night
6
Jinka
— 3 nights

11
nights
Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa ©
A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adadi Maryam and Arada Giyorgis. Your inner history buff will appreciate Medhane Alem Cathedral and Meskel Square. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, stop by Salem's Ethiopia, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Entoto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa vacation tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Addis Ababa is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Addis Ababa, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in August: highs in Addis Ababa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You will leave for Axum on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Adadi Maryam ©
Adadi Maryam
Medhane Alem Cathedral ©
Medhane Alem Cathedral

4
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapel of the Tablet and Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal. Obelisk of Axum and Archeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Queen of Sheba Palace, explore the activities along Queen of Sheba's Bath, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, and steep yourself in history at Northern Stelae Field.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Axum itinerary planning website.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Axum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to Lalibela.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Northern Stelae Field ©
Northern Stelae Field
Queen of Sheba Palace ©
Queen of Sheba Palace
King Ezana's Inscription ©
King Ezana's Inscription

6
nights
Lalibela

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
You've now added Highland Eco Trekking Tours Ethiopia to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab and Asheton Maryam Monastery. Get some historical perspective at Tomb of Adam and Church of St. George. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, explore the galleries of The Fine Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yemrehana Krestos Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lalibela road trip planning app.

You can fly from Axum to Lalibela in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. You will leave for Gonder on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab ©
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church
Tomb of Adam ©
Tomb of Adam

2
nights
Gonder

Gonder ©
A former royal city, Gonder once served as the Ethiopian Empire's capital--it still boasts well-preserved remains of 17th-century castles and palaces that shed light on the opulent lifestyle of the bygone times.
You've now added Simien Mountains National Park to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Simien Mountains National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, and then revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gonder vacation planner.

Getting from Lalibela to Gonder by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Gonder can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Simien Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

1
night
Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar ©
Palm trees and tropical gardens line the spacious avenues of Bahar Dar, a town nestled on the southern shore of the vast, glistening Lake Tana.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Nile Falls as well as Lake Tana. On the 9th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls, make a trip to Monastery of Debre Mariam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azwa Mariam Monastery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lions Art Gallery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bahir Dar online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gonder to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Bahir Dar are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Blue Nile Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lions Art Gallery ©
Lions Art Gallery
Church of Debre Sina Maryam ©
Church of Debre Sina Maryam
Azwa Mariam Monastery
Azwa Mariam Monastery

3
nights
Jinka

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Omo National Park and River.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jinka route tool.

You can fly from Bahir Dar to Jinka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for home on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Jinka

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Omo National Park and River ©
Omo National Park and River

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